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Painted Desert Community Complex Black and White Photo from 1962

Painted Desert Community Complex, 1962

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It is official! Our Painted Desert Community Complex is a National Treasure! Check out the website at National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Also check out the blog post from the National Trust for Historic Preservation "Preserving Mission 66 Modernism".

 

04-17-14 Interesting Articles:

"Nearly 15,000 new acres of Petrified Forest National Park open to backcountry exploration" from National Parks Traveler:

Http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2014/04/nearly-15000-acres-petrified-forest-national-park-open-backcountry-exploration24897

"Arizona opens 15,000 new acres of backcountry/Petrified Forest National Park just got bigger" from Backpacker Magazine: http://www.backpacker.com/news-15000-new-acres-of-backcountry-in-arizona/destinations/18502

"Petrified Forest National Park" from RAPTORMANIACS dinosaur enthusiast/illustrator's blog: Http://albertonykus.blogspot.com/2014/04/petrified-forest-national-park.html

 
The late artist Michael Kabotie visits ancestral petroglyphs.

The late artist Michael Kabotie visits ancestral petroglyphs.

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Calendar of Events
See what's happening in the park throughout the year.

Boundary Expansion for Petrified Forest National Park
Learn about the Petrified Forest National Park Expansion that more than doubles the size of the park.

Did You Know?

yellow buckwheat flowers

The ecosystem at Petrified Forest National Park is not desert. It's one of the largest areas of intact grassland in the Southwest. More...